North America is the third largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for about eight percent of the world's population. Stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, this northern hemisphere continent includes land forms and climates ranging from Alaskan glaciers to tropical Caribbean islands. Greenland and the Canadian Shield islands and hills are found in the northeast; the Appalachian mountain range runs down the eastern side of the continent, while the Cordillera ranges run down the western side. Between these ranges lie the vast Great Plains, which is often called the Bread Basket of America.
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The continent of North America contains something for everyone, with beaches, islands, big cities, national parks, and plenty of history. Visit this North American travel guide.
The North American continent includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands, and the countries of Central America. Visit this site to view the North America map.
The first people to come to the North American continent crossed the Bering Sea from Asia. Visit this North American history and culture overview to learn more about North America.
Canada borders the United States on the northern side and spans a large portion of North America. Despite the vastness of its size, most Canadian citizens live within 200 miles of the Canadian/US border.
Canada is located on the continent of North America. It is bounded by the United States to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Canada is home to ten Provinces and three Territories.
Located on the continent of North America; Mexico is bounded by the USA to the north, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Central America to the southeast.
Central America is located at the southern-most part of North America, and comprises the 7 nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
This coloring page depicts a cardinal, a medium-size songbird with a crested head. These robust birds are widespread and abundant in North America. They have strong beaks, eat seeds, and do not migrate long distances.
Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League comprise the four major professional sports leagues in North America.
Apogee's (APOG) Q3 performance likely to reflect benefits from solid bidding and order activities, robust backlog, and an upbeat North America commercial construction market.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:07:00 GMT.
Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future effects of climate change on caribou. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:33:00 EST.
Optimism from the U.S. Federal Reserve could help keep Canadian mortgage rates low in 2020, with the added hope that economic good news spreads north as the effects of a string of rate cuts kick in.
CBC News. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:00:00 EST.
North America Bibliography
Firefly Atlas of North America. Buffalo, NY. Firefly Books. 2006.
North America Road Atlas. Greenville, SC. Michelin Travel Publications. 2003.
Forshaw, Joseph, et al. Birding. San Francisco, CA. Fog City Press. 1994.
Leach, Tam, Stephen Timblin, and Christian Williams. Skiing & Snowboarding in North America. New York, NY. Rough Guides. 2003.
Sutherland, Bruce, Drew Campion, and Michael Kew. The Stormrider Guide. Cornwall, England. Low Pressure. 2002.